Allegory (art term)

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Briefly: Allegory is the symbolic or non-represenational presentation of ideas. For example in literature, Albert Camus uses the allegory of the alienation of the protagonist to representat the humanisation of people during the Nazi era. Overtly the story is about how Extract from: John Milner, Art, War and Revolution: 1870-1871 -- Myth, Reportage, and Reality, LCCN DC 525.M55 (2000), ??-ISBN--??, (Yale Univ Press, China, 2000). (freely reformated) BEGIN BLOCK-QUOTE

The Usual Suspects

[Gustave Courbet]